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The 1954 VFL Grand Final was an Australian rules football game contested between the Footscray Football Club and Melbourne Football Club, held at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on 25 September 1954. It was the 58th annual Grand Final of the Victorian Football League, staged to determine the premiers for the 1954 VFL season. The match, attended by 80,897 spectators, was won by Footscray by 51 points, marking that club's first premiership victory.

1954 VFL Grand Final
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Footscray
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Melbourne
15.12 (102) 7.9 (51)
1 2 3 4
FOO 6.3 (39) 8.5 (53) 12.9 (81) 15.12 (102)
MEL 1.4 (10) 4.6 (30) 6.7 (43) 7.9 (51)
Date25 September 1954
StadiumMelbourne Cricket Ground
Attendance80,897
← 1953 VFL Grand Final 1955 →

Footscray led by 29 points at quarter-time and were comfortably in front for the rest of the game. Jack Collins kicked 7 goals for the match and John Kerr had 32 disposals.

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Footscray team, premiers
Team 1 2 3 4 Total
Footscray 6.3 8.5 12.9 15.12 15.12 (102)
Melbourne 1.4 4.6 6.7 7.9 7.9 (51)

Goal kickersEdit

Footscray

  • Collins 7
  • Sutton 3
  • Duffy 1
  • Kerr 1
  • Reynolds 1
  • Stevens 1
  • Stockman 1

Melbourne

  • Albiston 1
  • Barassi 1
  • Clarke 1
  • Johnson 1
  • McLean 1
  • Mithen 1
  • Spencer 1

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